Hip-Hop | J.Cole – Let Nas Down (Remix ft. Nas)

Posted by on June 24, 2013


“It’s just part of the game, becoming a rap king, my N*%*a you aint let Nas down”


Just like Kanye did in “Big Brother” with No I.D. being his mentor, young Jermaine decided to serenade his own mentor is Nas. Being a good mentor and all, Nas decided to hop on the track and spit a couple verses to his prodigy. The beat is perfect for the track, bringing a very 90s sound that made it seem like one Nas would have used. Born Sinner is hands down my favorite project that came out the 18th so if you have yet to grab it, I highly suggest doing so! Cole World.

Hip-Hop | King Mez – The Allure ft. Drey Skonie (Prod. By J. Cole)

Posted by on April 11, 2012

Sifting through today’s submissions, I caught eye of this track from King Mez, “The Allure”, highlighted by the fact it was produced by J. Cole.  Sure the name associated drew my initial attention, but the beat alone won’t sell itself, even if it is from a Grammy nominated Rapper/Producer.  With that being said, I was thoroughly impressed by King Mez’s delivery.  A breath of Fresh air Heir (cue the hashtag to support the movement #FreshHeir).  Evidently an intelligent artist, Mez provides thought provoking rhymes leaving me wanting more.  An alluring introductory.

Mez’s association with Cole is still uncertain at this point, but looking ahead to see additional production off his upcoming album, My Everlasting Zeal, will feature that of Commissioner Gordon, Soundtrakk (Lupe Fiasco’s “Kick Push” and “Superstar”), Omen (Dreamville), 1120, and Prolyfic, it appears Mez has aced the art of networking.  In addition, he appears to be from Raleigh, NC, a mere hour and five minute drive from Jermaine’s hometown of Fayetteville (yes, I Googled it).

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*BONUS* Hit the break to see J. Cole’s newest video for “The Sideline Story” off his Grammy nominated, gold debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story.  The video is a chronological look into Cole’s worldwide ‘Cole World’ tour.   READ ON >>

Freestyle, Hip-Hop | J. Cole – Drank in My Cup (Freestyle)

Posted by on March 23, 2012

Two days ago a “remix” of Kirko Bangz hit, “Drank In My Cup” leaked out “featuring” J. Cole.  Well apparently it was falsely identified and it was not recorded as a remix but rather a freestyle by the Cole crowned king himself.  Listen here in full as Cole blesses us with an awesome new freestyle leading us into the weekend.

J. Cole – Drank in My Cup (Freestyle)


Hip-Hop | J. Cole – Grew Up Fast (Prod. by Canei Finch)

Posted by on February 22, 2012

Cole took to his twitter to release a free new joint entitled, “Grew Up Fast” earlier this morning.  No word whether or not this is the official single off his sophomore album which we can expect this upcoming summer, but Cole unleashes some steam and shares his two cents on what’s happening to hip-hop.

Hip-Hop | J. Cole – Lost Ones (Music Video)

Posted by on October 26, 2011

Above are visuals to Cole’s Lost Ones which was off his album Cole World: The Sideline Story. The funny thing about this video is that it was shot back in 2008 when the original Lost Ones was recorded, and you can kind of tell because Cole’s chin hair isn’t so long. All kidding aside, it’s pretty puzzling, yet astonishing how Cole decided to sit on such a great video for so long.


Hip-Hop | J. Cole – Behind The Scenes: Cole World (Video)

Posted by on October 4, 2011

In my eyes J. Cole is the future of hip-hop. His grassroots style mirrors the work of some of the games greatest artists. The album encompasses J. Cole’s musical career, tying together all the ends from The Come Up, The Warm Up, Friday Night Lights and all releases preceding the album.  As Jay-Z shares in this short video, he is interested in building artists, not just one hit wonders.  While big Jay has been preaching to little J. for the past couple of years, Cole has been absorbing Hova’s words and applying them to his own work.  Here’s a very brief look into some of the behind the scenes work that went into the album, along with a few words from Roc Nation’s CEO, Jay-Z.  This is really just a tease for me because I know the countless hours of work that went into this album are poorly represented here.  I might be happy with a hour or longer culmination of behind the scenes work.

“Jigga wouldn’t even take my CD when he seen me
Two years later bitch we made it on, on to the Blueprint
Now how’s that for persistence?” –J.Cole

P.S. I wanted to give you guys a full album review, but the server was giving me some issues, so if you want to talk #ColeWorld, hit me on twitter and we can chop it up.

Purchase Cole World: The Sideline Story on iTunes (I really, really, really, really, recommend doing so)

Hip-Hop | J. Cole – Mr. Nice Watch (feat. Jay Z)

Posted by on September 30, 2011

I hope these two cuts encourage you to pick up a full copy of Cole World on iTunes (linked). Rarely do I find Hip-Hop projects that are as strong as this one – Jay-Z’s verse on Mr. Nice Watch brought me back to his glory days… Bumping these songs will immediately give you the street credit you FNTers deserve.

Purchase Cole World on iTunes (linked)

DOWNLOAD: J. Cole – Mr. Nice Watch (feat. Jay-Z)MUST DL!

DOWNLOAD: J. Cole – Can’t Get Enough (feat. Trey Songz)